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No. 100: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Dale Kasler. Illustration by Chris Shary

100. Dale Kasler

The Sacramento Bee’s Dale Kasler writes good stuff and a lot of it, and he makes even hard-to-report stories look easy. He has speedily reported out –  but with depth and nuance – complex tales about pensions, government, transportation, environmental regulation, dam safety, wetlands, farming, wildfires, investigative stories…. you name it. Just one example: A few years ago, CalPERS was rocked by scandal and it received nationwide coverage, but Kasler’s accounts were usually first, and often the best. Earlier this year he wrote a solid first-person account about being handcuffed by police at a Stephon Clark demonstration, and he gave the reader a real sense of the street. From first to last, we think Kasler’s reporting was the best. Just sayin’…


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